Church of La Madonna dell'Orto
The façade of the church.
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The Chiesa di S. Cristoforo, or La Madonna dell'Orto as it is locally known, was founded in the year 1300 and is a Catholic church.
Madonna dell'Orto was founded in the 14th century in honor of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of gondoliers. The church gets its name from the lavish garden next to the church that is home to an unfinished statue of the Madonna that is said to work miracles. The church fell to shambles and was even used as a stable in the mid 1800's. The church has since been reopened and completely renovated by Venice in Peril in the 1980's. The façade is a Gothic style and was constructed in the 15th century. The walls are filled with works of art, including many Tintorettos as this was his parish church.
Structure of Building
The image below depicts the floor plan of La Madonna dell'Orto, including the location of the Church Floor Artifacts.
- ↑ Lorenzetti, Giulio. “Venice and its Lagoon: Historical-Artistic Guide” Edizoni LINT S.R.L. Italy. 1994.
- ↑ Cotton, Jeff. “Churches of Venice” 2012. http://churchesofvenice.co.uk/index.htm